Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...
The SO 35 is pretty common. the SO/SF37 was/is Jeanneau's biggest actual boat number built recently, around 1200 or so. Most of the time they build 300-400 of a given hull then change the design around. Even my 86 Arcadia, while there was literally just over 600 hulls, the deck went from an arcadia, to a sundream 28, then a sun light 28 IIRC. SA is the same for the arcadia and SD, the last design was sail shortened IIRC also. All three were Castro designs.
The SO35 in that rigs Deep draft is actually a pretty good performer. OR, if you can find one of the 3-5 SO36iP's here in the salish sea, that is pretty close to the same speed potential as the SO35, quicker than the 37 models! A bit more room below also. VPP's are also at the jeanneau site for the 36iP.
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